FEARLESS: INDEPENDENT CHINESE DOCUMENTARIES: Lineup
The 21st-century marriage of the digital revolution with China’s bid for First World status and the resulting collateral damage, has been a boon for documentary filmgoers outside China.
Cheap, portable digital technology has enabled an unprecedented flowering of documentary films about this country.
Sadly, these films will probably remain unseen by ordinary Chinese given their subject matter and outspoken criticism of authorities’ neglect and mistreatment of minorities, victims of tragedy and artists.
Shot with low budgets and under the radar of government surveillance, these works earn the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts new series title “Fearless: Independent Chinese Documentaries.”